UPDATE 25th May 2020
WA Premier: Easing of more regional borders as of May 29th just in time for the Long Weekend! Details HERE
UPDATE 15th May 2020
WA Premier: Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19 – Covid Safety Guidelines.
UPDATE: 13th May
WA Premier: $14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs. New funding package to support and boost small tourism businesses Follows release of the WA Roadmap to get Western Australians back to work safely $10.4 million Tourism Recovery Fund will provide one-off cash grants to assist thousands of businesses to adapt to the new Details HERE
UPDATE: 11th May 2020
WA Premier: Phase 2 will focus on encouraging Western Australians to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable, so the WA economy can further rebuild in a safe and measured way.
It will come into effect from Monday, May 18 (or 11.59pm on Sunday, May 17), giving businesses and families time to plan accordingly, and includes:
- indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings lifted to 20 people;
- people are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable;
- cafés and restaurants can reopen with meal service (including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino), limited to 20 patrons and the four square metre rule applied;
- weddings and funerals, limited to up to 20 attendees (30 for outdoor);
- places of worship, community facilities and libraries to re-open, limited to 20 patrons;
- community sports (non-contact) limited to 20 people;
- outdoor or indoor fitness classes (minimal shared equipment) limited to 20 participants;
- public swimming pools can open under strict rules (one indoor pool and one outdoor pool), limited to 20 patrons per pool.
If businesses or premises want to reopen they will be required to complete an official COVID Safety Plan. More details on this will be released shortly, in consultation with industry.
As part of Phase 2, regional travel restrictions will also change, bringing the number of current borders within Western Australia from 13 to only four (not including the Commonwealth Biosecurity zone and remote communities). The new regional boundaries will allow:
- travel between the South-West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth and Peel regions;
- travel between the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding Biosecurity zone);
- travel within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the Biosecurity zone);
- travel permitted between the Kimberley local government areas (the Commonwealth’s Biosecurity zone remains in place).
MORE DETAILS: WA ROADMAP & COMMUNITY ADVICE